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Originally posted by LS650
This is for McDonald's in Canada, so your mileage may vary... but I expect the same story elsewhere.
Yes, I know someone is going to say "McDonald's" is unhealthy food, etc. That might well be, but I've read that over the last couple of years with all the tough economic news, one of the few businesses that has done well is McDonald's because it's the cheapest, most affordable restaurant.
I walk about 4 KM each way to work, and each morning I stop at a McD's for a medium coffee and a couple of regular muffins (bran, carrot, whatever). Last week the price with taxes was $2.89 CN. I stopped in Monday morning, ordered the exact same thing, and it was $3.11! I commented about it to the manager and he shrugged, just saying their costs are going up too.
This AM I felt like something different from the usual muffins, so I ordered the breakfast burrito meal: two of their little egg and sausage breakfast wraps, a hash brown and coffee. The last time I bought this a couple of weeks ago, it was $5.25 with tax, so I stand there ready with $6 as I wait. The total came to $5.89 CN - the meal went up about 55 cents plus tax!
Now even crappy, cheap ol' McDonald's is pricing itself out of the reach of average working folks!